Kicker: A precious package

NICK EICHER, HOST: A woman in Greenville, South Carolina, made Christmas a little brighter for a family she hadn’t met. 

Lauren Harper was driving near a shopping center when she saw a gift-wrapped box bouncing on the road, having just fallen from the roof of a car. 

So she over and scooped up the gift. 

Pretty typical: silver wrapping paper, crisscrossed with yarn, and the tag said, “To Mom & Dad, from Kennedy.” 

Harper wanted the gift to reach Mom and Dad, but she had no idea who Mom and Dad are.

So she took a picture of the gift and put it on social media. 

Three thousand shares later, a tip came in saying the wrapping appeared to be from a local daycare. 

Harper made a phone call and solved the case. 

What was the gift?

The gift was a framed footprint of 3-month-old Kennedy that teachers had made for the parents.

Turns out, Lauren Harper attended that very same daycare as a child! Her mom still has her print from 25 years ago.

It’s The World and Everything in It.


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